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Commission has authority to ban firearms at Capitol, but delays decision...

A state commission tasked with keeping up and restoring the Michigan State Capitol building acknowledged Tuesday its authority to ban firearms at the historic...

One budget deal down, one to go

As Michigan faces a $2.2 billion budget deficit caused by COVID-19 and a loss of statewide revenue, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican...

Whitmer renames Lewis Cass Building ‘Elliott-Larsen Building’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed an executive order  to rename the state-owned Lewis Cass Building in downtown Lansing to the “Elliott-Larsen Building,” honoring...

Dem bill bans tear gas, GOP bills establish crimes of ‘anarchy’

As protests against racism and police brutality persist in Michigan and beyond, two pieces of legislation introduced in the state House last week illustrate...

Grand Rapids judge leaves church after being denied communion for being...

On Nov. 23, 2019, Judge Sara Smolenski received a call from the Rev. Scott Nolan at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Nolan requested that Smolenski, who presides...

1st BLM-organized rally brings thousands to Lansing in peaceful celebration of...

At the largest rally yet in defense of Black lives in Lansing, thousands of attendees gathered on a hot Monday afternoon for four and...

Enbridge: Boat anchor, wire cable may have caused Line 5 damage

Embattled Canadian oil company Enbridge has still not been able to determine how an anchor support holding up the east segment of the Line...

Nessel nixes ‘partisan’ federal request to probe Whitmer on nursing homes

Attorney General Dana Nessel called out GOP federal lawmakers Monday and rejected their request to investigate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order regarding COVID-19 impacts...

Nearly 63.5K Michiganders test positive for COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 63,497 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,915 have died from...

Whitmer supports banning chokeholds, making racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes

Updated, 5:14 p.m. 6/29/20 with additional comments from Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday proposed additional police reform policies aimed at helping strengthen police-community relations. The...

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